Informal English Department Colloquia Takes Big-Picture Look at Writing

Informal English Department Colloquia Takes Big-Picture Look at Writing

 

The English Department's Writing Colloquia series aims to provide "a forum for discussing what is a central act in a UD educationwriting," according to Debra Romanick Baldwin, associate professor of English.

The informal 45-minute sessions, which begin on Wednesday, Feb. 19, focus on topics such as the purpose of introductions and conclusions, sentence style and conjunctions, all topics commonly encountered by the tutors in the Writing Lab. Both English faculty and doctoral students will speak.

"In the Writing Lab, we work with students one on one discussing their individual essays, but I think it will help them to have a bigger picture look at these issues in writing," said Matthew Spring, Writing Lab director and doctoral student.

"Students struggle with how to bring the wonderful ideas they have about a book together with a form that communicates those ideas clearly to the reader," said Romanick Baldwin.

Students looking for help with writing have a variety of options available to them: for help with individual papers, they can sign up for sessions at the Writing Lab, and for more general help there are two writing classes available: Writing Principles and The Seven Arts of Language.

"We're trying to think of as many ways to talk about writing as possible," said Spring.

The full list of Writing Colloquia is available here.

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